Overcoming Challenges: One Student's Story

Aise Nature came to Cornerstone Prep Lester in the middle of second grade from the Congo. He spoke no English when he arrived, though he had attended school where he previously lived. He has overcome tremendous challenges!

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Mark Your Calendars: Key Dates at CPL!

The first day of school is just around the corner! Mark your calendars for these key dates and review the 2017-2018 school calendar.

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CPL Celebrates Read Across America Day!

We're celebrating Read Across America Day at CPL! Check out our video which features students and staff from our school talking about books they love!

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CPL Hosts First Annual Spelling Bee

First and second place winners of the 1st Annual Spelling Bee, Danesha Melvin (1st) and Curtis Chapman (2nd), will go on to represent our school at the city-wide spelling bee in February.

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Cornerstone Prep on WMCTV-5

Brittany Ordu is a second grade teacher in Binghampton, whose students have scored 85 percent higher on their tests compared to other kids across the country. Ordu is making a difference one student at a time.

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Cornerstone Prep Students Take Art and Love to the Community

Cornerstone Prep students join hands and paint brushes with volunteers and community members weekly at the art garden located across the street from the school. Prepsters work in this afterschool program, creating beauty and relationships with each other and the neighborhood.

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Cornell K Celebrates the Grizzlies

The Kindergarten class known as Cornell K was thrilled to receive an autographed basketball from the Memphis Grizzzlies. The players recently attended an event where they signed the ball for our Prepsters. We are grateful for the play and work of the Grizz in our city.

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Encouraging Results From Parent Survey

In the middle of our second school year, we are delighted to reveal the positive feedback that has come from our recent parent survey. This survey was distributed to parents who have been on our campus over the first three months of the school year and we are very pleased with the number of parents who responded.

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Top 10 Mathematicians' Banquet

Ten fifth-grade math stars celebrated their academic achievement together during a recent mathematicians' banquet. These students performed at the highest level in math during the most recent grading and celebrated with a special lunch and celebration.

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Lester Lions on ESPN

For the past two years ESPN has been following our boys’ basketball team and coaching staff to highlight the amazing things that our program is accomplishing. Coach Desmond Merriweather and NBA superstar Penny Hardaway have coached our boys into three city and two state championship victories.

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84 Kindergarteners Celebrate Their First Year

These 84 Prepsters were entering their kindergarten promotion ceremony as a celebration of a year well spent at Cornerstone Prep School –Lester Campus with a standing-room-only crowd of more than 400 proud family members.

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Cornerstone ESL Makes Great Progress

It has truly been an amazing year for Cornerstone ESL. We have prepsters representing four different countries and languages. It has been a joy and a privilege to watch these students grow over the past 10 months. All of these students have progressed at least two to three grade levels in reading and math.

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Literacy Night: Let's Play With Books

Cornell K teachers hosted a Literacy Night with the theme, Let’s Play with Books, for the prepsters and family members of Cornell K. Parents, siblings, and prepsters all gathered in the library and began the night by playing several games.

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Blessings in a Backpack

Blessings in a Backpack is a charitable organization which ensures elementary school children are fed on the weekends throughout the school year.

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Cornerstone Prep Expanding

The Achievement School District (ASD) has just approved Cornerstone Prep to transform the Lester Middle School beginning next year. Cornerstone Prep will be leading pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade for 2013-2014 and then will be responsible for the entire school, pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade the following year.

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Letter from the President of the United States

Our second-grade class recently wrote a letter to President Obama — here is his response.

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Firefighters Deliver 2,000 Coats to Memphis Kids

Memphis firefighters donated thousands of coats to school children across Shelby County, including a new coat for every Prepster.

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Making the Community Stronger Through An Art Garden Partnership

Cornerstone Prep strategically participates in a community development strategy, working with partners to make Binghampton a healthier place to live and raise children. Cornerstone Prep actively seeks way to engage volunteers and organizations to invest in the future of the neighborhood.

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Cornerstone Prep Receives Improvement Funds

Funds Allow Adding Teachers, Community Liason, Technological Tools

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